Posts tagged: Research Impact

Step-by-step guide to impact: Part 2 Stakeholder analysis for impact generation

If you are looking to generate impact from your research, please ensure that you engage from the start of your research projects with the University’s Impact, Engagement and Environment Coordinator, Emma Sutton, and your School Impact Lead so that the impact can be tracked and evidenced on an ongoing basis. Key points to consider when you start a […]


Step-by-step guide to impact: Part 1 Public Engagement

If you are new to the idea of ‘research impact’ and want a good place to start, look at how you can connect with your publics via some form of public engagement. By disseminating your research more widely and engaging with a variety of different stakeholders you will be able to track whether your research […]


REF submission – March 2021 and post-REF plans

Our final submission to the REF2021 exercise is fast approaching, but what are the plans for impact post-REF? The University considers research impact not as a means to an end, but as a public good in itself and our researchers have a duty to demonstrate impact from our research. This is particularly important for research […]


Research Impact Fund 2020/21 – Special Call

The Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy 2017-2027 places impact at its heart, with one of its core values being to ‘transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries to deliver innovative fundamental and applied research with impact’. With this in mind, the Research Impact Fund is offering individuals and groups up to £3000 that must be match-funded by their […]


REF 2021: Updated internal deadlines for 2021

As has been communicated over the past few months, the REF2021 final deadline has been moved to midday 31 March 2021. This takes into account the period of disruption during 2020 because of Covid-19. The UoS REF team are working hard to ensure that we meet this deadline in good time and have been coordinating […]


REF submission deadline 31 March 2021 : Update

The recommencement of REF 2021 marks the start of the countdown to the revised submission deadline of midday, 31 March 2021, following a period during which the exercise was on hold in response to COVID-19. As a result, our internal deadlines have moved and we are now working full steam ahead towards our new submission […]


School Impact Leads for 2020/21

The Impact, Engagement and Environment Coordinator (Emma Sutton) will be working with the newly created School Impact Leads (formerly REF Impact Coordinators) to support the development of impact activities within their research groupings/Schools with a view to creating case studies to showcase the University’s breadth of impact activity and for the purposes of assessment exercises […]


Impact Action Plans for 2020/21

Following the successful implementation of the Impact Case Study Action Plans with our identified REF impact case study leads during 2018/19, and expanded more widely to include other researchers achieving impact in 2019/20, this process will be continued more strategically in the new academic year 2020/21. The aim of these Plans is to set a […]


‘Impact’ on Impact Preparations for REF2021

There is currently still some uncertainty around revised dates for REF2021. What we know at this stage is that the final REF2021 submission deadline has been moved from 27 November 2020 to some point in 2020, but this will be 31 March 2020 at the earliest. The REF2021 impact generation period was originally set to […]


Public Engagement and Impact

Public engagement counts as one of the principal ‘pathways’ to generating and capturing impact from your research. If you are able to disseminate your research findings to a wider audience, thus engaging different stakeholders, you will be able to clearly demonstrate and evidence whether your research is truly having a real-world impact. There are some […]